The Mole-Digger Tribe and the Agudner brothers continue their way down the path, mourning the loss of Little Stub-Tail. Before too long, their destination looms before them: the Forest Navel.

Little Weaver is worried about the separated tribe members and if they’ll make it to the meeting place. Little Black-Ears confidently responds that everyone has probably already safely arrived.

Being quite familiar with how the Forest Navel works, Little Black-Ears explains that the maze of paths around the nexus might look complicated, but each individual path is actually a rather simple straight route that easily leads to the central hub.